The One Thing That Ruins Most Online Businesses

By , Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Michele A Scism - Small Business Consultant and Marketing Strategist

Do you work ALL the time but aren’t making the money you should be making for all the hours you are putting in? You know what you need to do – but for some reason – you haven’t broken through yet. Why? One of the biggest reasons people fail is that it is easy to get sucked into the “fun” part of the Internet. It is easy to get on Facebook and have hours pass you by.

Here are some tips for making your online time as productive as possible .

Try these tips:

1) BEFORE you sit down at the computer, make a list of things you need to accomplish, and estimate the time it will take.

2) Give yourself a specific amount of time to answer email–15 minutes, perhaps, and learn to answer the important ones first. When the time is up, get to work on the list you made in tip number 1.

3) Limit the time you spend surfing. Again, 15 minutes is a good number.

4) When you are searching for new information about your field or about a new idea, know exactly what you are looking for, and be very focused. It is easy to spend 4 hours looking for new information and reading a lot online, but have very little to show for your time afterwards. If you aren’t finding what you want, wait until later.

5) Determine to take action. Once you have learned how to do something, just do it. Start on it. It is too easy online to just keep gathering information, but never get the real work done.

6) If you work at home, be able to balance your free time and work time. If you are working, don’t stop every ten minutes to do something around the house.

7) At the same time, when you are not working, do not check your email every ten minutes. It can wait until the morning. A dangerous cycle is that you find yourself being distracted when you are working and also when you are not. If you can seriously separate work from home, you will be more productive when you work.

8) Commit to a specific amount of time online every day and stick to it.

Want more tips on how to make your business succeed? Join me on 3/14 for a 4 hour livestream and learn the exact system I used to create and implement my 7 figure coaching business in just 4 year. (And help me raise $10K for St. Jude’s Children’s Hopsital)

Michele Scism is a decisive, driven and committed entrepreneur who helps successful business owners create passive income streams so they can stop working so hard and start enjoying the benefits of entrepreneurship.

Michele’s business expertise has been highlighted recently on NBC, CBS, Fox, and She is an international speaker, best-selling author and the Founder of Decisive Minds.

She is a serial entrepreneur who knows how it feels to fail miserably at business, at one time the bank actually called demanding their $1.5 million back, and also knows how it feels to sign the contract to sell your company for $9 million dollars. For business building tips visit

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